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'House of Cards' will star Robin Wright for final season

'House of Cards' will star Robin Wright for final season

However, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached for an eight episode final season.

Monday's update - wildly speculated - follows the streaming giant's November 3 decision to sever ties with Spacey following mounting allegations of sexual harassment against the actor. Sarandos also outlines a simple plan to save the future of one of the first series major Netflix: season 6 will be the last, will be less episodes than the others (8 to 13 usually) and the main character of the series will be more Frank, but Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright.

Netflix previously announced it "will not be involved with any further production of House Of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey" after initial allegations were made about him by actor Anthony Rapp.

Speaking Monday at UBS' Global Media and Communication Conference, he added the order would provide "some closure to the show for fans".

Netflix show House of Cards will begin production of its final season next year without its star Kevin Spacey. How will they write Spacey out of the script but keep the storyline going?

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"House of Cards" producer Media Rights Capital also suspended the actor last month.

First elements of response, with the announcement of a Kevin Spacey totally absent from the season. "So, I'm really happy that the people that work on House of Cards are continuing to get to do that work".

House of Cards was too big of a hit to simply bail out on it, so the team has clearly had to make adjustments.

Now, the political drama series is expected to resume production sometime in early 2018, with Spacey's character being written out completely.

The decision to move forward without Spacey comes after director Ridley Scott, in a monumental move, removed Spacey from his completed feature All the Money in the World within weeks of its theatrical debut.